Chatting about a series

Listen to two friends chatting about a television series to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Man: So, did you see the final episode last night?

Woman: Of course! As if I would miss that!

Man: And?

Woman: It was by far the best episode, definitely.

Man: Yeah, totally. The dragon at the end and all the special effects in that final scene were amazing.

Woman: I loved that part! But I still don't think this series was as good as the others.

Man: Really? But you said you wouldn't want to miss it?

Woman: I know, but still … it's a lot more predictable than it used to be.

Man: But that's because the story has been told so well that all the characters are reaching their destiny now.

Woman: I don't know … before, anyone could die at any time so it was exciting! But, this series, no key characters died and we all knew they wouldn't. When Jaime fell in the water after the dragon attacked him, we knew he would make it somehow. And … oh, surprise, Bronn jumps in and saves him.

Man: They did kill some characters in this series, though. What was that one's name …?

Woman: Exactly, see! You can't even remember who died!

Man: Hmm. The only thing I didn't like about this series was that it was shorter than the others. Seven episodes instead of ten. Maybe they spent all their money on that dragon!

Woman: Right! I don't understand why they did it, as all the fans would happily watch ten episodes.

Man: I reckon that now they're not using the story in the books any more, they don't have as many ideas.

Woman: That would explain why they're not being as brave with the story too. It's more like a Hollywood film than a TV show now.

Man: So, is Tyrion still your favourite character?

Woman: You know … surprisingly, I think my favourite might be Cersei.

Man: What?!

Woman: She's so interesting! All the awful things she's done and the way she's just aiming for revenge, even though it won't make her happy. She still surprises us because we're expecting her to have a happy ending where she sees her mistakes and becomes a good person. But she never does, no matter what it costs her. She's unpredictable because we just can't believe anyone would be like her.

Man: I guess. You don't have to like a character for them to be your favourite!

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Submitted by jmajo on Thu, 30/12/2021 - 12:57

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It sounds like they're chatting about the last series of the TV show called "Game of Thrones", they were chatting about the last episodes of the series when the dragon was made with a lot of special effects and they criticized the lack of creativity in those episodes because they weren't copying the books ideas where there was more revenge and cruelty. They reckon that the last episodes were very predictable because the key characters always manage to make it and none of them died in the end so all of them could reach their destiny.
I like the epical TV shows or series based on true stories or real events based on real history like "The last Kingdom" or "Rome", but although I'm not a very fan of TV shows or series, I reckon that the series called "Peaky Blinders" it's really interesting because despite it's not completely based on real events, it aims to show a part of the Britain history that it isn't narrated very often in this kind of TV shows.

Thanks for the lesson.
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Submitted by azharbgskr on Thu, 23/12/2021 - 15:15

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I have no clue what is that series. My favorite series is Dark on Netflix. For me, Dark is the best series and the story is unexpected too.

Submitted by vuhoap on Tue, 30/11/2021 - 13:26

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I don't know about series in this chat, because I rarely watch TV. However, I read the below comments and now I knew this chat is about Game Of Thrones that the film name I ever heard. My favourite TV show is about soccer player because I like soccer and fan of famous soccer players. My idol is Fernando Torres who is Spain's third-highest goalscorer of all-time.

Submitted by ceehinh on Wed, 10/11/2021 - 11:29

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What series do you think this chat is about? What's your favourite TV show and why?
i reckon i have no idea about the series in this chat. To be honest, i prefre watching movies rather than watching TV series. if i had to talk about my favourite show, it would have to be " Running man " by a Korean producer team . I have seen it for 2 years , at every weekend. It is a great way to relax, clean my head and make me happier.

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 14/10/2021 - 16:29

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I know that this conversation is about Game of Thrones. I do like watching Anime, for example MGA. This series is about people with superpowers. They are studying in UA (Academy in Japan). It is very unpredictable and very interesting. I recommend you to watch all 5 seasons and 2 films.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Fri, 08/10/2021 - 15:13

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No , I don't know what series they're chatting about.

Submitted by May Nine on Thu, 26/08/2021 - 08:52

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I'm not so familiar with English TV series . And I've never heard of that . I only watch Anime and some Korean dramas . But I watch '' Friends '' when I learn English for some times . Favourite Tv show ?? Ohh Nothing comes out . But I like to watch TheEllenShow and others aired by Tv channels.
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Submitted by iEdd on Thu, 15/07/2021 - 00:06

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I'm not sure, bacause is that kind of stories I don't enjoy, but maybe is Game Of thrones because of the magic environment with dragons. About my favourite series, I fancy detective stories such as those based on Sherlock Holmes. I've started recentley with real stories that cover human condition with all itr features.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Sat, 17/04/2021 - 04:16

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No. I don't watch any telivision series. I was watch Bollywood movies. My last movie was since three years ago.